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Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Amelia Island, Florida your home away from home

Amelia Island is just 25 miles north of Jacksonville on Florida’s Atlantic coast. Ranked by Condé Nast as one of the top 10 island destinations in North America, it is a true vacation paradise. It is less than 10 miles from the border with Georgia, providing many interesting places to visit in both states. Amelia Island has a uniquely fascinating history, having been ruled by no less than 8 countries including England, France and Spain. The beaches in this area are legendary and there are many golf courses, museums, boat trips and attractions to keep any visitor happily occupied.

Things to do on Amelia Island, Florida Beach Activities

The beach is within easy reach from your Amelia Island vacation rental. Relax on the beautiful white sand or swim, surf and enjoy some of the many watersports which are available along the beautiful Atlantic coast.

Walking Tours

Amelia Island has many attractions which can best be enjoyed from the 2 mile walking tour which is offered in the town centre. A ghostly walking tour is also offered for the more adventurous and appropriately it starts at dusk in St Peter’s Episcopal Church Cemetery. Boating

The area around Amelia Island is ideal for boat trips along the nearby Intracoastal Waterway. Take a gentle river cruise and see Florida’s wildlife or rent a kayak and enjoy paddling along the quiet waters surrounding Amelia Island.

Places to visit near Amelia Island, Florida Amelia Island Museum of History

Go back in time to the first residents on Amelia Island, the Timcuan Indians. Museum exhibits cover local history, the Civil War, the Spanish Missions and the building of the Florida Railroad.

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Jacksonville Zoo makes an interesting day out within easy reach from your Amelia Island vacation home. It has over 800 birds and 160 animals of all sizes including rhinos, gorillas, giraffes and a stingray exhibit. Get around on the zoo train and spend time at the petting zoo where many domestic animals and their babies can be enjoyed.  

Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens

Art lovers will certainly enjoy an afternoon at the Cummer Museum of Art. Set in 3 acres of formal gardens bordering the St John’s River, the 5,000 exhibit museum was the former home of Arthur and Ninah Cummer. It now features a Japanese print collection and many 19th century artworks.

Weather in Amelia Island, Florida

One of the reasons Amelia Island is so popular with visitors is its year-round sunshine. Amelia Island enjoys some of the best Florida weather with sea breezes keeping the 90°F (32°C) summer temperatures bearable. Winter days are around 67°F (20°C) and the rainiest months are from June to September when short heavy showers usually quickly pass.

Travel to Amelia Island, Florida

The nearest airport to your Amelia Island vacation rental is at Jacksonville International Airport, just 25 miles away. The airport has connections to most major US and international destinations.

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